By: Maged Taman
Not only because we are in the end of time and Jesus will be descending in few years that we need to read the Quran but because it is the responsibility of everyone when we stand in front of God in the day of judgement. For Muslims why you did not tell others to read the Quran and for non-Muslims why you did not read the Quran.
1- Islam is not a new religion: Islam or submission to God is the heart of the Abraham faith.
2:133 (Picktall) Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will ye worship after me? They said: We shall worship thy God, the God of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One God, and unto Him we have surrendered. -
2- The blind following of fathers religions is not necessary right: this can apply on Muslims and non-Muslims.
2:170 (Picktall) And when it is said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed, they say: We follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers were wholly unintelligent and had no guidance? -
5:104 (Picktall) And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah hath revealed and unto the messenger, they say: Enough for us is that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever, and no guidance? -
3- Rejecting the prophets is not unique to Muhammad (PBUH):
10:78 (Picktall) They said: Hast thou come unto us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we found our fathers, and that you two (Moses and Aron) may own the place of greatness in the land? We will not believe you two. -
11:62 (Picktall) They said: O Salih! Thou hast been among us hitherto as that wherein our hope was placed. Dost thou ask us not to worship what our fathers worshipped? Lo! we verily are in grave doubt concerning that to which thou callest us. -
11:87 (Picktall) They said: O Shueyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should forsake that which our fathers (used to) worship, or that we (should leave off) doing what we will with our own property. Lo! thou are the mild, the guide to right behavior. -
Hud (The Prophet Hud)
14:10 (Picktall) Their messengers said: Can there be doubt concerning Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you unto an appointed term. They said: Ye are but mortals like us, who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some clear warrant. -
4- We have the will to change faith it is not destiny:
16:35 (Picktall) And the idolaters say: Had Allah willed, we had not worshipped aught beside Him, we and our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught without (command from) Him. Even so did those before them. Are the messengers charged with aught save plain conveyance (of the message)? -
5- Many times the people who prevent the masses from listening to a prophet are the rich and corrupt:
43:23 (Picktall) And even so We sent not a warner before thee (Muhammad) into any township but its luxurious ones said: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion, and we are following their footprints. -
6- Jesus did not call people to worship him:
5:116 (Picktall) And when Allah saith: O jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah? he saith: Be glorified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then Thou knewest it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. Lo! Thou, only Thou art the Knower of Things Hidden
7- In fact Jesus was worshiping God like us:
4:172 (Picktall) The messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favored angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him; -
5:72 (Picktall) They surely disbelieve who say : Lo! Allah is the messiah, son of Mary. The messiah (himself) said : O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden Paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evildoers there will be no helpers. -
5:75 (Picktall) The messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat (earthly) food. See how we make the revelations clear for them, and see how they are turned away
8- Islam is not Anti-Christ : Jesus spelled well in the Quran that he is the messiah, the word of God and a spirit from him.
4:171 (Picktall) O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three". Cease! (it is) better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender. -